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KCSO discover large amount of cocaine during traffic stop

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 11:25:54-04

Kern County Sheriff's Metro Patrol deputies recovered 67 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $5,360,000 and a handgun during a traffic stop Wednesday.

KSCO said around noon, deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Brundage Lane and Vernal Place, for various vehicle code violations.

During the traffic stop, a Sheriff’s Office K-9 discovered the illegal drugs inside of the vehicle.

Members of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Special Agents with Department of Homeland Security assumed the investigation.

A search warrant was conducted after the traffic stop at a residence in the 5900 block of Woodard Drive. Investigators seized one AR-15, two shotguns, and three handguns.

Arrested was Gurpreet Singh Brar, 30, of Bakersfield, for possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of cocaine for the purposes of sales, transportation of cocaine, an enhancement for possession of over 40 kilograms of cocaine, and miscellaneous vehicle code violations.

Brar was booked into the Central Receiving Facility pending court proceedings.